Journalist claims 'absolutely phenomenal' £9m Leeds target will definitely be on the move in January
Leeds United have been linked with Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic in recent days.
Earlier this month, Media Foot claimed the Whites have set their sights on the Dinamo Zagreb ace.
Apparently, Leeds risk losing Illan Meslier in 2023 as Manchester United and Chelsea seek a new keeper.
And as a replacement, the Elland Road outfit are looking at Livakovic, who apparently has a €10m (£9m) price tag.
The 27-year-old’s stock has gone up massively over the past few weeks.
Livakovic was one of Croatia’s standout players as the Vatreni reached the World Cup semi-finals.
Now, Ryan Taylor has spoken about the reported Leeds target’s future going into the January transfer window.
The journalist, speaking on his YouTube channel, says sources have told him Livakovic will definitely be on the move.
“Dominik Livakovic, the Croatian goalkeeper,” began Taylor.
“He’s a player that I’ve been told will be leaving in January.
“Dinamo Zagreb are resigned to losing the goalkeeper of the tournament really in Qatar.
“He was absolutely phenomenal for Croatia who reached the semi-finals.
“He saved three penalties against Japan and saved from Rodrygo against Brazil, he’s very solid.
“There’s been talk about Manchester United and Leeds looking at him.
“I don’t know exactly which clubs are looking at him. But I have been told by sources close to Zagreb that he’s expected to leave in January.”
Leeds have bigger fish to fry – TBR View
Livakovic wouldn’t be a bad shout for Leeds, who really could do with signings in January to boost their survival hopes.
As things stand, the Whites don’t really need a new goalkeeper as a top priority, with Meslier back to his best.
However, if the Frenchman were to leave, then Livakovic would be a good replacement.
You’d like to think that Meslier won’t leave Leeds mid-season, however. The ER board certainly wouldn’t sanction this.
With that in mind, the Whites have more pressing issues in the transfer market. A new left-back, a new forward and reinforcements in midfield to name but three.
In addition, £9million might be a fairly decent and affordable fee. But with how good Livakovic has been, the likelihood is there’d be a bidding war as clubs look to sign the man of the moment.
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